How do I upgrade my Samsung 980 PRO NVMe SSD's firmware?

Follow these instructions to upgrade your Samsung 980 PRO NVMe SSD’s firmware.

First, download the latest firmware ISO from Samsung’s website by running:


Next, run sudo -s to open a shell with root (administrator) privileges.

Finally, run:

mkdir /mnt/iso && mount -o loop Samsung_SSD_980_PRO_5B2QGXA7.iso /mnt/iso && \
mkdir fwupdate && cd fwupdate && \
gzip -dc /mnt/iso/initrd | cpio -idv --no-absolute-filenames && \
cd root/fumagician && ./fumagician

The above command mounts the firmware upgrade ISO, extracts the firmware upgrade, and launches the upgrade.

After the firmware upgrade completes, restart your computer.

Run sudo smartctl -a /dev/nvme0 to confirm your SSD is using the new firmware.

Last modified October 3, 2023: Add PDF of Vector quickstart guide (63985d8)